Daruma Stinger, Dampierosa daruma Whitley 1932


Other Names: North-west Stonefish

Daruma Stinger, Erosa daruma. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

Summary:

A stonefish relative with a large, evenly rounded head with no hump above the eyes nor pit before the dorsal fin. The pectoral and caudal fins are dark near the base with a broad white band followed by a narrower dark band and a white margin.


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Bray, D.J. 2022, Dampierosa daruma in Fishes of Australia, accessed 30 Sep 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3213

Daruma Stinger, Dampierosa daruma Whitley 1932

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Distribution

Dampier Archipelago to Broome, Western Australia. Inhabits shallow inshore reefs.

Similar Species

Differs from the Pacific Monkeyfish, Erosa erosa, in having a rounded head profile, a broad white bar on the pectoral and caudal fins, vs a hump followed by a pit before the dorsal fin, large white spots on the outer pectoral fin and fine vertical lines on the tail.

Species Citation

Dampierosa daruma Whitley, 1932,  Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(6): 346, pl. 38, figs 2, 3. Type locality: off Broome, WA.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2022

Daruma Stinger, Dampierosa daruma Whitley 1932

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R., Hoese, D.F., Cross, N.J. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Synanceiidae. pp. 903-906 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls.

Coleman, N. 1981. Australian Sea Fishes North of 30°S. Lane Cove, NSW : Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd 297 pp.

Eschmeyer, W.N. & Rama-Rao, K.V. 1973. Two new stonefishes (Pisces : Scorpaenidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with a synopsis of the subfamily Synanceiinae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 39(18): 337-382 figs 1-13.

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50.

Mandrytsa, S.A. 2001. Lateral Line System and Classification of Scorpaenoid Fishes (Scorpeaniformes: Scorpaenidei). Perm : Perm State Univ. Press pp. 1-393.

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp.

Poss, S.G. 1999. Families Scorpaenidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactinidae. pp. 2291-2358 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 2069-2790pp.

Whitley, G.P. 1932. Studies in Ichthyology No. 6. Records of the Australian Museum 18(6): 321-348 figs 1-3 pls 36-39

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37287052

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:0-2 m

Max Size:13 cm

Max Size:Reef associated

Native:Endemic

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